Name: Ray (photographer)
Watch: Simon Carter
Q: What does time mean to you? A: To define the meaning of “Time” is a hard one…..it’s the biggest thing we know. You only have to look into the night sky and see the light from distant stars that no longer exist to hit home the size and depth of that little word and somewhere inside that hugeness, we are here for what amounts to the blink of an eye.
So we have to fill that short time with as much brilliance as possible
I once read that “everything is on its way to somewhere” and it struck a chord with me.
We are always running everywhere at such a speed ,that we often don’t notice the special moments
that only resonate with us after they have gone.
So we look back in wonder at the “good old days”
However,as a photographer,i sometimes get to share moments that otherwise would be lost.
That is the magical thing about the job that i do,
to be able to direct the energy that flows from the subject and into the camera (and me).
When that works ,it captures that instant in a Photograph , in a way that moving images (film) or even words cannot.
Such is the power of Photography
it takes the the little bits of everyday
that movement,that gesture,that glance…. and makes it in a strange kind of way ,immortal.
Frozen ,forever ,in time.
…and i feel very lucky to be able to do that .